We are pleased to announce that Rutgers Prep has partnered with Dr. Liza Talusan to work with our faculty and staff as we continue our commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice. Dr. Talusan is an educator, strategic change partner, leader, writer, leadership coach, and parent. With over 22 years of experience in PreK-12 education, Liza is an engaging facilitator in conversations about diversity, anti-racism, bias, privilege, and power and creates environments that allow for people to build skills for difficult conversations. Through her direct work with organizational leaders, staff, students, teachers, and communities, Liza empowers individuals to create a more inclusive organization, environment, community, and team.
Dr. Talusan has been invited to more than 175 organizations across the country to deliver keynote addresses and facilitate dialogue groups, training workshops, to develop strategic planning, support change management, and empower faculty and staff. Certified as a Professional Coach by the Institute for Professional Education in Coaching (iPEC) and has earned her Professional Certified Coaching credentials, Liza helps individuals achieve their goals by tapping into values, strengths, and vision for goal-centered life.
Talusan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Child Development from Connecticut College; Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from New York University; Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston; Certificate in Human Resources, Stonehill College; and PCC Coaching Credentials.
Liza's cumulative research interests include the experiences of underrepresented populations; Asian American and Pacific Islander students; socialization to graduate programs; navigating academic parenthood; interracial relationships; recognizing and reducing unconscious bias; and the impact of federal financial aid policies. In addition to her work at the national level with corporations, non-profit organizations, and schools, Liza serves as a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership where she teaches both Masters and Doctoral students.